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Banned Books - Censorship

Great works of literature have been banned: "Ulysses," "Candide," "Fanny Hill," "Moll Flanders," "Canterbury Tales," "The Arabian Nights," "Leaves of Grass," "Civil Disobedience," "Frankenstein," "Call of the Wild," religious works like The Bible and The Quaran, and so many others.
  1. 1984 - George Orwell
  2. Adventures of Huckleberry F
  3. Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  4. American Tragedy - Dreiser
  5. Arabian Nights
  6. Awakening - Kate Chopin
  7. Bible
  8. Brave New World - Huxley
  9. Call of the Wild - J.L.
  10. Canterbury Tales - Chaucer
  11. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  12. Catcher in the Rye - J.D.S.
  13. Doctor Zhivago - Pasternak
  14. Fahrenheit 451
  15. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  16. Lady Chatterley's Lover
  17. Leaves of Grass - Whitman
  18. Lord of the Flies
  19. Madame Bovary
  20. Moll Flanders - Defoe
  21. Of Mice and Men - Steinbeck
  22. Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne
  23. To Kill a Mockingbird
  24. Ulysses - James Joyce

Banned Books
Books are banned every day. Do you know some of the most famous examples of books that have been censored? Do you know why they've been challenged or banned. This list highlights some of the most famous books that have been been banned, censored, or challenged. Take a look!

10 Banned Classics
Books are still being banned every day, but do you know which of the great classics have been banned? Here's a list of ten...

Banned Books - A List
So, you want to read a banned book? Here's a list of banned and challenged books.

Banned Books Week FAQs
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is an annual event, which is held the last week in September.

Banned Books Week Report
What's the state of censorship, banned, and challenged children's books in the twenty-first century?

Banned Plays
Dramatic works for the stage are banned too! Some of the most famous challenged and banned plays in history include "Oedipus Rex," Oscar Wilde's "Salome," George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession," and Shakespeare's "King Lear." Read more about banned classics in theater history. Discover why these plays have been so controversial.

Banning and Censorship of Children's Books
Many people think that book banning is something that happened in the distant past. That is certainly not the case.

James Joyce's "Ulysses" is one of the most important books of the 20th century, but its size and style often scares away would-be readers. And, while his language has been praised for its poetic and varied style, it has also been criticized for its explicit nature. Read more about the book and its history with censorship!

Do You Think Any Book Should Be Banned?
Voice your opinion on whether books should be banned...

How to Save a Book from Banning
Books are banned or challenged every day. But, does that mean? A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict material. A book ban goes even further--the work is removed from the classroom or library circulation. But, you can help save books from disappearing from the shelves. Here are a few simple steps you can take to save banned books!

National Coalition Against Censorship
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), founded in 1974, is an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups.

What is a Banned Book?
A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves of a library or classroom because of its controversial content. A book may be challenged or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. Read more about banned books...

Why ban books?
Books are still challenged and banned in the United States and around the world. Books lke Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye," John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" are still among the most frequently challenged books, but other books have been...

Banned Books Quotes - Lines on Censored, Challenged & Removed Literature
Books are still controversial, even banned and challenged, in states across the US, and in foreign countries as well. Some of our greatest writers have had a lot to say about banned and burned books, because some of our greatest classics have been removed from the shelves of our libraries and schools. Here are a few quotes on the topic of censored books and literature.

Classic Literary Villains, Part 1

William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
A summary and review of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, with mention of its history of being banned.

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